The true Penitent

Representative Text

1 Hark! hear the sound on earth is found,
My soul delights to hear
Of dying love, that's from above,
Of pardon bought so dear.

2 God's ministers like flames of fire
Are passing through the land,
The voice is hear "repent and fear,
"King Jesus is at hand."

3 God's chariots they, no longer stay,
They're mounted on the truth;
The saints in pray'r, cry Lord draw near,
Have mercy on the youth.

4 Young converts sing and praise their king
And bless God's holy name;
Whilst older saints, true penitents
Rejoice to join the theme.

5 God grant a shower of his great pow'r
On every aching heart,
Who sincerely to God do cry,
That they may have a part.

6 Come lovely youth embrace the truth,
Agree with one accord,
And use your tongues while you are young,
In praising of the Lord.

Source: Divine Hymns or Spiritual Songs, for the use of religious assemblies and private Christians: being a collection #XXXVII

Text Information

First Line: Hark! hear the sound on earth is found
Title: The true Penitent
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

NEW BRITAIN

NEW BRITAIN (also known as AMAZING GRACE) was originally a folk tune, probably sung slowly with grace notes and melodic embellishments. Typical of the Appalachian tunes from the southern United States, NEW BRITAIN is pentatonic with melodic figures that outline triads. It was first published as a hy…

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